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By @MOyebodeTeacher

cropped-dtengineering-logo-square-1.jpgDesign Technology & Engineering Teaching Resources is the home of quality professional teaching & learning resources dedicated to Design Technology (DT) and Engineering.

In the spirit of the Society for Education and Training’s professional standard on collaboration this website was set up to share ideas with other teachers and educators in the design technology and engineering subject field.


6) Build positive and collaborative relationships with colleagues and learners

20) Contribute to organisational development and quality improvement through collaboration with others

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About the author:

@MOyebodeTeacher qualified as a Teacher of Design Technology and Engineering in July 2015 at the University of Huddersfield.

@MOyebodeTeacher‘s subject knowledge was initially obtained on his bachelors degree back in 2003 having studied BSc (Hons) in Engineering Product Design at London South Bank University. He keeps up to date with current subject knowledge by personal research and study. He is also a member of a number of organisations including the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and The Design and Technology Association.

@MOyebodeTeacher used to be a web designer and digital marketer for over 10 years before he trained as a Teacher. He’s passionate about design, technology and gadgets. He also has a particular interest in automotive design and engineering.

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Relationships Matter


An awesome article on building positive relationships with students…

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A few weeks ago, Carl Hendrick wrote this great blog about the importance of relationships.  Carl sums up the importance of teachers building strong relationships with students:

“It’s not a teacher’s job to be liked or popular, but it is their job to ensure students can achieve their potential and ideally, open their minds up to wonders of Shakespeare, Newtonian Physics or Minoan civilisation. If the strength of the relationship between teacher and pupil is the determining factor in how well students engage with their subject then maybe we need to talk about this rather than focussing on a set of ‘what works’ interventions that no matter how well evidenced, won’t work if the teacher has ‘lost the dressing room.”

He is of course, spot on.  Reading this, I was reminded of some work Andy Tharby and I did last year.  We interviewed a selection of some of our most effective…

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Rethinking marking and feedback. It’s all about the response.

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Model for marking and feedback…


pupil-response2 This is for illustration: Do NOT go and buy Pupil Response stamps. I repeat: Do NOT buy Pupil Response stamps.

At HGS we’ve been thinking hard about how to make sure teacher feedback has maximum impact and, recently, I’ve been revisiting some blog posts that continue to inform my thoughts on this important area:

‘Close the Gap’ Marking:  a whole-school approach used at Saffron Walden High School, focusing all feedback on student response.

Marking in Perspective:  my suggestion that marking should only be done at the rate and level at which students can respond to it.

Feedback the Michaela Way:  Jo Facer’s description of this radical and rather brilliant approach.

This term, with a new Head of Department at the helm in Maths, we’ve introduced what I think is an excellent model for marking and feedback.  Essentially, instead of writing comments – or in fact writing anything –…

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Design Technology Resources: FREE Product Analysis (ACCESS FM) exercise/starter


Product Analysis (ACCESS FM) exercise/starter based on a Mobile Phone Stand

Product Analysis (ACCESS FM) exercise/starter based on a Mobile Phone Stand. Contains images of mobile phone stands in which students choose from. The chosen products is analysed using the Product Analysis form.

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Time to reflect


Excellent and useful article on reflection…

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We all know that a teacher’s favourite month is August…for obvious reasons!  That said though, there’s something strangely satisfying about September.  It’s a time to reflect on the year that has just gone and think about what went well and what you want to focus on over the coming year.  I like the fact that we have a re-start every September.

With this in mind, during our INSET day, we shared some things to encourage all of us to reflect on our classroom practice.  The first was these three questions, from Robert Coe:


These are brilliant questions, that require honest reflection from all teachers.  In the words of Daniel Willingham, ‘memory is the residue of thought’ but in reality, how often do we really require our students to think hard?  This is difficult.  If you have a class of thirty students, they will all have different starting points, so getting all of them…

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